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Spudnut

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RE: What are you reading right now? Mon, 05/2/05 10:25 PM (permalink)
Recently finished "Blink," and am reading "The Blessings of a Skinned Knee," a parenting book (hey, I've got little kids, what can I say?) Next on the docket is "The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century," by Thomas Friedman.

I read much more non-fiction than fiction, but have been making an effort to integrate more fiction into my reading (although, between newspapers/magzines, work-related reading and family stuff, I'm lucky to read 20-30 minutes of book-reading a night before bed.) My last fiction book was "The Plot Against America," by Philip Roth.
 
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    zataar

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    RE: What are you reading right now? Mon, 05/2/05 10:43 PM (permalink)
    Bouchon, by Thomas Keller, May/June Saveur, and Ready, Steady, Go! The Smashing Rise and Giddy Fall of Swinging London, by Shawn Levy. Did you ever wonder why Twiggy and all of those Shrimpton like girls were so very skinny? Well, maybe you didn't wonder, but Shawn Levy explains it all in this very entertaining book about music and fashion in '60s London. The models were skinny because of the post WW II protein shortage.
     
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      LegalLady

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      RE: What are you reading right now? Mon, 05/2/05 11:04 PM (permalink)
      Right now:

      The Old Roadfood book
      The New Roadfood Book, and

      Ya-Yas In Bloom by Rebecca Wells

      I mostly read mysteries, but I decided to do light reading for awhile. I find I get enough of mysteries & police action at work!

      The Lady

       
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        Lucky Bishop

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        RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 12:53 AM (permalink)
        Spudnut: How was Blink? I love Malcolm Gladwell's pieces in the New Yorker, but I've never read any of his books.
         
        #34
          Jennie

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          RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 10:52 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by jinjo76

          nausea, sartre
          juliette, sade
          the timeships, stephen baxter
          diaspora, greg egan
          great short works, dostoevsky
          ulysses, joyce
          schild's ladder, greg egan
          the furthest horizon, edited by gardner dozois


          Aw, gwan. I just know you work a couple of Romance/Gothic novels in there between Dostoyesvsky and Joyce.
           
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            Spudnut

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            RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 1:09 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Lucky Bishop

            Spudnut: How was Blink? I love Malcolm Gladwell's pieces in the New Yorker, but I've never read any of his books.




            I loved Blink: enjoyed it even more than his first book, The Tipping Point. It probably could have been condensed to a very long article, but the repetitive examples were so enjoyable to me that I didn't care.

            I see that ChicagoStyleDog is also reading Blink. Maybe he/she will weigh in.
             
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              Lone Star

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              RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 1:50 PM (permalink)
              Legallady - How is the new Ya-Ya book?
               
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                hatteras04

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                RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 2:41 PM (permalink)
                I just finished the latest Spemser novel by Robert B. Parker and I have now started The Corrections by Franzen.
                 
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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 3:13 PM (permalink)
                  I just finished (finally) Lost Over Laos by Dick Pyle and Horst Faas.
                   
                  #39
                    seafarer john

                    RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 4:52 PM (permalink)
                    Cod, Mark Kurlansky, about how a fish changed the world.

                    Cheers, John
                     
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                      dctourist

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                      RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 5:21 PM (permalink)
                      I'm reading the libretto of Marriage of Figaro (trying to learn a little Italian along the way), the usual bunch of magazines and catalogues, and (when I have lots of attention) The Elegant Universe.

                      I loved Cod by Kurlansky; I also really liked John McPhee's The Founding Fish.
                       
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                        Lucky Bishop

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                        RE: What are you reading right now? Tue, 05/3/05 5:24 PM (permalink)
                        I want to read Cod -- Kurlansky also did a book on salt that sounds really interesting. His book The Basque History of the World is fantastic!
                         
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                          carlton pierre

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                          RE: What are you reading right now? Thu, 12/8/05 10:55 PM (permalink)
                          I just finished a couple of books that are well worth reading. One, Bob Dylan's "Chronicles". Easy read. Interesting. Not so much for what he has to say about himself or his music, but what he has to say about other musicians.
                          "Honeymoon With My Brother" by Franz Wisner is a fascinating book, another easy read, but involves world travel and a rather novel story line. It's too good so I won't divulge any more than that for now.
                          For Civil War, or medically inclined people, a book called "Bleeding Blue & Gray" a historical book, written by a doctor, about the status of medicine at the time of the Civil War was also well done. Amazing to think how far we've advanced in the field since those days, and also how far we still have to go.

                           
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                            unalaskawoman

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                            RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/9/05 12:15 AM (permalink)
                            Just finished "On Beauty" by Zadie Smith
                            Now reading "White Teeth" by same author
                            and "In Search of Respect: Selling Crack in El Barrio"
                            and "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed" by Alan Alda
                            Recent recommended reads
                            "Goodnight Nobody" by Jennifer Weiner - funny mystery
                            "Evensong" by Gail GOdwin - drama novel
                            "The Bitch In the House" essays by women
                            "Jemima Jones" funny novel
                            "Couldn't Keep it to Myself" writings by women in prison
                            "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safron Foer (loved this book)
                            "The Human Stain" by Philip Roth
                            "The Lovely Bones" by Alice Sebold - I know I will read this again and again
                             
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                              Vince Macek

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                              RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/9/05 7:28 AM (permalink)
                              Right now, 'Roughing It' by Mark Twain. Pretty cool account of travel through the west before the railroads were in.
                               
                              #45
                                Fieldthistle

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                                RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/9/05 8:43 AM (permalink)
                                Hello All,
                                Just finished, "Vie de France" by James Haller.
                                Just started, "The Humility of God: by Ilia Delio.
                                Take Care,
                                Fieldthistle
                                 
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                                  EdSails

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                                  RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/9/05 1:05 PM (permalink)
                                  Just finished "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire and "Pompeii" by Robert Harris. Currently reading "Millenium" by Jack Anderson. When I take a break between these books I've been reading "Barbecue Bible" by Steven Raichlin---it's fun to read a chapter at a time in it and the go back to a "regular" book.
                                   
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                                    roossy90

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                                    RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/9/05 2:19 PM (permalink)
                                    Joy oh Joy... THe cabbage soup diet... and drool wandering thru the food posts here...
                                     
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                                      saps

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                                      RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/9/05 2:39 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                      I just finished (finally) Lost Over Laos by Dick Pyle and Horst Faas.


                                      I think I've seen some of Dick Pyle's movies
                                       
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                                        octopus

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                                        RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/9/05 3:03 PM (permalink)
                                        I try not to read books it makes my brain hurt.
                                         
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                                          SassyGritsAL

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                                          RE: What are you reading right now? Fri, 12/16/05 3:33 PM (permalink)
                                          Mary Higgins Clard mystery "Remember Me". I love mysteries and historical novels.
                                           
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                                            Pwingsx

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                                            RE: What are you reading right now? Sat, 12/17/05 4:39 PM (permalink)
                                            Re-reading the Chronicles Of Narnia. As C.S. Lewis said when he wrote them, in his dedication to "Lucy", she was too old to read fairy tales anymore, but someday she would be old enough to start reading them again, and that was what he was waiting for.

                                            I figure, at 46, I am old enough to read fairy tales again.
                                             
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                                              mr chips

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                                              RE: What are you reading right now? Mon, 12/19/05 11:22 AM (permalink)
                                              Sue Grafton's "S is for Silence" and Sara Paretsky"s "Fire Sale".
                                               
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                                                porkbeaks

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                                                RE: What are you reading right now? Mon, 12/19/05 11:52 AM (permalink)
                                                My sister recently sent me a box of her used paperbacks. Many of them are of the sort I probably wouldn't have purchased on my own. She said that it's about time I got in touch with my "feminine side". Well, so far, I've read "Blood Memory" by Greg Iles (written by a man (?) but the story is told in the first-person by a woman) and "Islands" by Anne Rivers Siddons. I liked them both quite a lot, but I believe I'm starting to get a yeast infection. pb
                                                 
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                                                  4fish

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                                                  RE: What are you reading right now? Mon, 12/19/05 5:57 PM (permalink)
                                                  Right now I'm reading S.M. Stirling novels, Dies the Fire and The Protector's War. Other things I've read and enjoyed recently are The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson and Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran, Confessions of a French Baker by Peter Mayle and The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks.
                                                   
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                                                    improviser

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                                                    RE: What are you reading right now? Wed, 03/1/06 1:55 PM (permalink)
                                                    I stayed up very late last night reading. I read Holidays On Ice by David Sedaris, one of the funniest men to ever write an essay. The Dealings Of Daniel Kesserich by Fritz Leiber, a short, spooky novel about strange happenings in a small desert town, and I got halfway through Mary Roach's Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife. It looks at how medical science attempts to answer questions involving the paranormal and the afterlife. I really liked her first book Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Cadavers and this one is just as good.
                                                     
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                                                      Jimeats

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                                                      RE: What are you reading right now? Wed, 03/1/06 3:17 PM (permalink)
                                                      Where's Waldo by Martin Handford. Chow Jim
                                                       
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                                                        Scorereader

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                                                        RE: What are you reading right now? Wed, 03/1/06 3:23 PM (permalink)
                                                        I'm reading a compilation of Dave Barry articles titled: Dave Barry Is Not Taking This Sitting Down.
                                                        I'm near the end. Not sure what I want to read next.
                                                        I like non-fiction like Tuesday's with Maury and The Color of Water. So, I'll be on the hunt for a new true tale or group of essays by the weekend.

                                                         
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                                                          Gizmolito

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                                                          RE: What are you reading right now? Wed, 03/1/06 5:43 PM (permalink)
                                                          Working on McCollough's "1776," and "The World is Flat," by Thomas Friedman.
                                                          Also, while waiting at the dentist and such, "The Shroud of the Thwacker," by Chris Elliott.
                                                           
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                                                            plb

                                                            RE: What are you reading right now? Wed, 03/1/06 9:27 PM (permalink)
                                                            Diamonds Are Forever
                                                             
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